The XV Congress of the Latin American Thyroid
Society _ LATS will be held in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina -
Brazil, from March 20th to 23rd, 2013.
We will be honored to welcome you to this meeting by LATS, which has helped promote the dissemination of knowledge and new strategies in the management of thyroid diseases.
It is a privilege for the city to host this Congress and a great stimulus for the institutions to develop their research and educational programs. We are working towards making this an opportunity for scientific integration among the different medical specialties involved.
Florianópolis is an island city, capital of the state of Santa Catarina and a great tourism destination in southern Brazil. There is good shopping and the local cuisine is quite interesting. It is a place surrounded by nature, which enables the practice of many sports such as surfing and sand boarding, making it a colorful place where the environment and the local culture are well preserved.
We assure you that we are doing our best for
this congress to be a successful scientific gathering and an opportunity
to make new friends and partnerships.
See you in 2013!
Márcia Netto de Campos da Silva
President of the Local Organizing Committee
American Thyroid Society
Dear colleagues and friends,
As President of the Latin American Thyroid Society,
and on behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to convey to you
the first words announcing our LATS XV Congress to be held in Florianopolis
on March 20th-23rd, 2013.
The Scientific Committee, chaired by Ana Maria Masini-Repiso is working
hard to ensure that all scientific aspects of the Congress are optimal.Six
foreign guests of renowned experience and expertise in basic and clinical
thyroideology have already confirmed their participation.We believe that
the Meeting will raise an exceptional attendance.
The LATS Executive Committee is working towards increasing the participation
of the Latin American countries, enhancing the importance of belonging
Courses are being organized by the Educational Task Force and guidelines
arising from the LATS TaskForce are being handed out by various Latin
American countries. Hopefully, the Congress will be the culmination of
all this activity.
While we continue our task. I do hope to see you all in Florianopolis
and, for sure, enjoy a memorable meeting there.